Edúcate Ya, Inc.

Latinos Furthering Education Through Participation

Day of the Dead, October 2017

Also known as the City of Eternal Spring, Cuernavaca (kwer-nah-vah-kah), Mexico is a safe and beautiful city in central Mexico. Enjoy the festivities of Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead) while taking Spanish classes and living with a Mexican host family for two or three weeks.

Now Enrolling for Spanish Classes of Spring 2017 !

We are starting a new set of Spanish Group Classes in May! We have groups that for all levels of Spanish learners, from beginners to advanced learners. We have neatly broken our classes down into 9 distinct levels, each focusing on a different linguistic and grammatical topics. The 9 levels are: Beginner I, II, III; Intermediate […]

Health Educators Program – Training

We are looking for bilingual volunteers (or at least proficient in Spanish & English) to participate in our upcoming Health Educator program. Our team of volunteers will learn how to give presentations in Latino communities in the Portland Metro Area and statewide related to general health topics (including preventive health & HIV/STI prevention).

Volunteer training dates: TBA

Study Abroad Programs 2017

These programs are designed for people interested in visiting Mexico, and learning Spanish, but not in the traditional way. Our unique and alternative educational programs will allow you to travel, study Spanish and learn about culture through a specific social lens. Embark on a journey of learning and growth, where you will form bonds with amazing individuals, create joyous new memories, and acquire incredible and invaluable life experiences.
Read about our Full Immersion Programs for Winter/Summer 2017.

Clases de inglés de invierno

English as a Second Language (ESL) classes for Spring, 2017. Click here for more information.
Clases de inglés como lengua extranjera; en primavera de 2017. Más información aquí.

Call 503-238-5790 now to register and reserve your spot! New classes will be held for a duration of 10 weeks beginning: TBA from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The fee is $125 for 10 classes and $29 for the book.

Intercambio de Lenguas (Language Exchange) – ¡Se Necesita Hispanohablantes!

One of our most popular community programs is Intercambio de Lenguas (Language Exchange), a program that matches local Latinos who need assistance with their English with other locals who would like to improve their Spanish. We are in need of more native Spanish speakers for this program. ¡Se necesita hispanohablantes!

Our next volunteer training will be held on Saturday, May 6th, 2017.

Avanza 2017

Avanza 2017 – Youth Leadership Training
Do you identify with being a Latino person between the ages of 18-35, interested in a FREE professional development and leadership training? Facilitated by POC in our community, and operating under the philosophies of popular education and social justice; click here to see if the AVANZA program is right for you

The program started on January 24th, 2017 from 6:30-8 p.m. check out the link above for the full list of dates of all 8 sessions!


AVANZA is a leadership development program for young Latino adults ages 18-35 in the Portland Tri-county area. Its goal is to provide training in diverse leadership skills and create a group of young adult leaders who will participate in community efforts to better the opportunities for Latinos in the educational, social and professional spheres. Presented […]

Yearly Supporters

Edúcate Ya would love to appreciate our yearly supporters and thank them for their continued support. It wouldn’t have been possible without you!

Seeking Volunteers

Educate Ya (Education Now) is a small local nonprofit organization with several community programs that focus on health, education, English/Spanish language acquisition and Latino cultural awareness. We are currently looking for motivated and dynamic volunteers to support our programs via outreach and marketing. Read on for more details…

HIV/AIDS Prevention – Health Educators Program

We are excited to announce there will be a new training for our Health Educators Program in: TBA. This is a great resume-building opportunity for those who are, or plan to, work or study in the Health Care field.

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